Set within picturesque grounds with spectacular panoramic views, Castello di Policiano has a rich heritage and offers luxury living in an extraordinary setting inspired by the timeless beauty and magnificence of Tuscany. Breathtaking in scale and grandeur, Castello di Policiano boasts 3,000m of living space and over 46 rooms. This rare estate also offers 2,500m of outbuildings as well as two ruins which if rebuilt would provide another 500m of living space. The central building includes a large tower and a beautiful courtyard with a water well with a porch. Architectural highlights include an impressive staircase, grand stone fireplaces, original terracotta flooring, exposed chestnut beams, barrel-vaulted ceilings and restored stone walls. This amazing castle is 6 kilometres from Arezzo and 19 kilometres from Cortona, both of which are renowned as jewels in the Tuscan crown. The Tuscan capital of Florence, a city of art par excellence, is approximately 70 kilometres away. The castle was first mentioned in AD 963 when the Emperor Ottone I donated the estate to the Rectory of Arezzo. It sits perched atop an enviable elevated location that affords a grand view over the Val Di Chiana and Lake Trasimeno. Set within 18 hectares of land, this exclusive estate offers superior privacy, serenity and beauty. There is a splendid garden with olive groves, a park, and a wooded area which further enhances the charm and beauty. The area possesses the ideal microclimate and has superb soil allowing for the cultivation of premium extra virgin olive oil. Castello di Policianos olive groves cover approximately five hectares of the estates gentle landscape. The remains of the medieval church of San Martino can be viewed to the south of the estate. The property would be ideal in a number of capacities: a world-class private residence; a boutique hotel; a stately venue for weddings and corporate events; a wellness clinic/rehabilitation centre/spa; a personal care retirement home or senior living facility; an equestrian centre; or even individually owned luxury condos or residences. The approved plan for a renovation project is available which includes the creation of a Roman bath, an outdoor pool and a heliport. As it was for the Etruscans, Cortona is located in a strategic position within easy reach of important artistic and cultural centres. The seat of an important Etruscan museum, this ancient city is located in the province of Arezzo. Its historic centre has remained intact over the centuries with the fourteenth-century Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, the 12th-century Palazzo Comunale, the 15th-century cathedral and the Diocesan Museum which houses famous paintings by Lorenzetti, Fra Angelico and Signorelli. Cortona has been home to the University of Georgia (UGA Cortona) for several decades and has attracted many international residents. Here, you can taste the characteristic fegatelli and tripe usually combined with a delicious red wine.
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